It's an electromagnetic wave used for treatment purposes with wavelength between infra-red rays and short wave diathermic waves.
The heat energy obtained from the wave is used for giving relief to the patient.
Used for treatment is of Wave length - 12.25 cm Frequency - 24.50 Mhz.
Production of Waves
The waves are obtained by heating special type of valve called Magnetron. The output is carried to a small aerial and microwaves are emitted.
- Bacterial infection
- Septic fingers
- Tuberculosis of Bone
- Recent exposure to X-rays
- Defective blood circulation (In cases like Diabetes)
Pain is relieved
- Healing of infections is faster
- Aids in relaxation
- Injuries to eyes